Communication and Media Studies

Ryan Eanes

Assistant Professor of Business Management & Director of Minor in Marketing

Consumption is inextricably bound to expressions of the self.

My research hinges on the view of consumption as a performative and productive act that is used consciously and unconsciously for the purposes of impression management. Drawing from scholarship in the fields of consumer behavior, media effects, interpersonal communication, psychology and neuroscience, my interdisciplinary work seeks to examine the ways in which meanings are created by consumption behaviors, and the ways in which external factors (including place, space, and privacy) complicate these processes.

Education
  • PhD, Media Studies, University of Oregon (2015)
  • MA, Media Studies, The New School (2008)
  • BA, Communication, Wake Forest University (2003)
Teaching
  • BUS 394, AMA Collegiate Case Competition (Practicum)
  • BUS 351, Advertising
  • BUS 323, Consumer Behavior
  • BUS 224, Digital Marketing
  • BUS 111, Principles of Marketing
  • GRW 101, Neurons and Networks (First-Year Seminar)
Professional Experience
  • Design & Creative Director, Bill Me, Inc., New York, NY (2003-2012)
  • Principal/Owner, Axon Foundry LLC, Eugene, OR (2008-2014)
Certifications
  • Professional Researcher Certification (PRC), Insights Association (2017)
  • Certificate, New Media & Culture, University of Oregon (2014)